Site Inspection: Bishop's Lodge, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Just 10 minutes from the historic Santa Fe Plaza but nestled in its own private mountainside enclave, Bishop's Lodge offers the perfect setting for an upscale family vacation or romantic getaway.
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Bishop's Lodge, Auberge Resorts Collection
A soulful and luxurious new addition from Auberge bordering Santa Fe National Forest, with a village-like layout, centerpiece restaurant and mix of suites and standalone casitas.
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My husband and I enjoyed lunch at SkyFire, the resort's restaurant (which automatically adds at 20% service charge to all checks), before I viewed the extensive property by golf cart. The resort sits on 217 acres and has a total of 98 guest rooms and suites set in various buildings along the Sangre de Cristo foothills. The Resort View rooms are closest to the pool (heated, open year round), 24/7 fitness center and restaurant, while the View rooms, farther up the hill, are a bit more of a walk to amenities but boast unparalleled vistas of the Jemez Mountains. If you need assistance making your way down (or up), you can call on a lodge guide to pick you up in a golf cart.
Furnishings and decor are carefully curated in Southwestern style yet comfortable and inviting. All rooms have at least one gas kiva fireplace and many include copper soaking tubs.
There are a variety of room types, ranging from entry-level 1-King or 2-Queen Resort View, to junior suites, 1-bedroom suites, and a 3-bedroom casita with full kitchen and laundry. Connecting rooms are available and most rooms are pet friendly. One building, known as the bunkhouse, has a massive central great room surrounded by a total of 12 private guest rooms, most of which include 1 King bed plus a set of bunk beds beyond a sliding barn door, perfect for families.
The top most of the poppermost are the 3 Kiva Suites, adults only, no pets allowed - 750 square feet of pure loveliness, ideal for a honeymoon or special anniversary.
Each of the Kiva Suites has a truly private patio, sunken hot tub, fire pit and unspoiled views.
Aside from the Kiva Suites, the resort is family friendly and offers a range of activities to appeal to all ages. Fly fishing trips, horseback riding (ages eight and up, max of four riders per trip), a spa with a variety of holistic healing treatments and fun little discoveries like a cornhole game set on a shady lawn await guests.
Service is professional but friendly and down-to-earth, and the staff truly show they care about guests' happiness and enjoyment.
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